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Published November 7, 2008
SGIA 2008 visitors were introduced to innovative new products from Sun Chemical showing significant developments in display, industrial and electronic materials technologies.       “Sun Chemical’s major investments i… Read More »
NPIRI Conference Examines Sustainability and the Environment
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published November 5, 2008
Ink manufacturers, suppliers, printers and print buyers were on hand to discuss the sustainability and environmental issues during NPIRI�s annual technical conference. Read More »
The Energy-Curable Market
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published November 5, 2008
Despite raw material pricing and supply issues, UV- and EB-curable inks and coatings enjoy growth in the marketplace, while LED-curable technologies offer new opportunities. Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published November 5, 2008
In my journeys at drupa 2008 in May, a few new technologies caught my eye. In particular, I was intrigued by the potential for LED-curable inks. There hadn’t been a lot of announcements on LED curing prior to drupa, but quite a few companies sh… Read More »
Published November 3, 2008
Sun Chemical will be implementing a seven percent price increase for publication inks in North America effective December 1, 2008.   “The price of oil has receded in recent weeks, but the costs of pigments, pigment intermediaries, resin… Read More »
Published October 28, 2008
Addressing heatset printers’ needs for ink to print consistently across a growing range of improved paper stocks and grades, Sun Chemical introduced PrintSmart publication inks.   The PrintSmart product line includes four families of he… Read More »
Published October 20, 2008
Sun Chemical named Felipe Mellado chief marketing officer and Bradley Schrader vice president of strategy and business development.   As the chief marketing officer, Mr. Mellado will oversee all of Sun Chemical’s corporate marketing act… Read More »
Published October 10, 2008
Presstek, Inc. announced that Edward E. Barr has been elected to its Board of Directors. Mr. Barr served as president and CEO of Sun Chemical Corporation from 1987 to 1998, during which time Sun Chemical’s revenues grew from $600 million to mor… Read More »
Published October 10, 2008
Printers looking to both enhance productivity and print quality standards can upgrade to Kohl & Madden’s Triumph sheetfed process inks, a new low-VOC ink technology high in renewable raw materials that produces ultra high press performance.… Read More »

Published October 10, 2008
Sun Chemical Europe Announces Price Increases Sun Chemical is increasing prices for the commercial, packaging and industrial markets by between 5 and 15 percent because of significant increases in raw material, energy and transportation costs. The… Read More »
The Packaging Ink Market
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 2, 2008
Higher raw material costs and the weakening economy have impacted the packaging market, although there are also opportunities for growth. Read More »
The Growing Market for Solar Cells
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 2, 2008
Printing is playing a key role in the development of low-cost flexible thin-film solar cells, and ink companies are creating novel new technologies for this fast-growing market. Read More »
The Publication Ink Report
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 2, 2008
Publication ink manufacturers are trying to balance higher costs with the need for new products as they try to help their customers meet the demands of the changing marketplace. Read More »
Published October 1, 2008
Newspaper printers can extend the life cycle of their presses with Horizon Mild Acid Fount, a FOGRA-compliant fountain solution with excellent performance from Sun Chemical’s Rycoline division.   “The most important investment that… Read More »
Published September 26, 2008
During the National Printing Ink Research Institute's (NPIRI) annual Technical Conference on Sept. 24, the National Association of Printing Ink Manufacturers (NAPIM) presented Dr. Danny Rich, color physicist for Sun Chemical, with the NAPIM Award for… Read More »
Published September 17, 2008
Printers looking to both enhance productivity and print quality standards can now upgrade to Kohl & Madden’s Triumph sheetfed process inks, a new low-VOC ink technology high in renewable raw materials that produces ultra high press performa… Read More »
Published September 11, 2008
Printing Industries of America/Graphic Arts Technical Foundation (PIA/GATF)  announced that Sun Chemical was awarded a 2008 InterTech Technology Award for its Platinum White technology, a UV flexo white ink that improves the productivity of conv… Read More »
Published September 11, 2008
Faced with continued increases in raw materials and operating costs, Sun Chemical’s Specialty Inks Group increased prices by 6 to 10 percent on all products sold in North America effective Sept. 1, 2008.       “The… Read More »
Published September 4, 2008
Presstek, Inc. announced that Edward E. Barr has been elected to its Board of Directors. Mr. Barr is an industry leader who served as president and CEO of Sun Chemical Corporation from 1987 to 1998, during which time Sun Chemical's revenues grew from… Read More »
Preparing for REACH
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 3, 2008
As European ink companies and their suppliers continue the pre-registration phase of REACH, they also are considering the impact of the legislation on raw materials, formulations and the ink industry as a whole. Read More »
Published August 29, 2008
Sun Chemical is increasing prices for the commercial, packaging and industrial markets by between 5 and 15 percent because of significant increases in raw material, energy and transportation costs. The increases cover Europe, Africa and the Middle Ea… Read More »
Published August 21, 2008
SGIA 2008 visitors will be introduced to innovative new products from Sun Chemical showing significant developments in display, industrial and electronic materials technologies.   “Sun Chemical’s major investments in research and d… Read More »
Published August 11, 2008
Visitors attending Labelexpo Americas 2008 will be introduced to innovative products from Sun Chemical that will help label and narrow web printers and brand owners improve productivity, incorporate security and leverage technologies like printed ele… Read More »
Published August 11, 2008
Sun Chemical North America, including Canada, implemented energy/material surcharges on inks effective July 14, 2008. A 10 cent per pound surcharge was applied to news inks, directory inks, coldset, heatset, publication gravure, solvent packaging and… Read More »
Published August 11, 2008
Sun Chemical Europe is increasing prices in the publication market by between 10 and 20 percent dependent upon the product, due to significant increases in raw material, energy and transportation costs. The increases cover Europe, Africa and the Midd… Read More »
A conversation with: Rudi Lenz, Sun Chemical
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published August 7, 2008
For Rudi Lenz, president and CEO of Sun Chemical, 2008 marked the first time he has attended drupa Rudi Lenz as the leader of Sun Chemical, and he used the opportunity to its fullest by staying the entire 14-day run.  &n… Read More »
Drupa 2008 Review
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published August 7, 2008
Drupa 2008 was another huge show, with nearly 391,000 visitors from 138 countries checking out the 1,971 exhibits, and leading international ink manufacturers were well represented, showcasing innovative new products and services. Read More »
The Top International Ink Companies
By Staff
Published August 7, 2008
For the leading global ink manufacturers, 2008 was a time of economic uncertainty, as raw material prices continued to rise and the U.S. dollar slumped. Still, ink industry leaders also see some opportunities ahead. Read More »
High-Performance Pigments
By Kerry Pianoforte, Ink World Associate Editor
Published August 6, 2008
Despite pricing pressures and a challenging economic environment, demand for high performance pigments continues to increase. Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published August 6, 2008
Typically, the summer months are quiet for the ink industry, as people take some time off for vacation. However, the past few months have been anything but restful: drupa is now in the books, while increasing pressure from price increases throughout… Read More »
Published August 4, 2008
Faced with continued increases in raw materials and operating costs, Sun Chemical’s Specialty Inks Group will increase prices by 6 to 10 percent on all products sold in North America effective Sept. 1, 2008.   “The printing ink in… Read More »
Published July 24, 2008
Printing Industries of America/Graphic Arts Technical Foundation (PIA/GATF)  announced that Sun Chemical was awarded a 2008 InterTech Technology Award for its Platinum White technology, a UV flexo white ink that improves the productivity of conv… Read More »
Published July 17, 2008
Sun Chemical Europe is increasing prices in the publication market by between 10 and 20 percent dependent upon the product, due to significant increases in raw material, energy and transportation costs. The increases cover Europe, Africa and the Midd… Read More »
Published July 17, 2008
Visitors attending Labelexpo Americas  2008 will be introduced to new innovative products from Sun Chemical that will help label and narrow web printers and brand owners improve productivity, incorporate security and leverage technologies like p… Read More »
Published July 16, 2008
Due to a dramatic spike in raw material, energy and transportation costs, Sun Chemical Corporation’s Performance Pigments Division will increase global pigment prices on average by 10 to 30 percent effective July 1.      &ldquo… Read More »
Published July 16, 2008
Sun Chemical has signed a partnership contract with Fogra, the graphic technology research association based in Munich, Germany, to contribute to the association’s activities in the certification of offset print shops according to Process Stand… Read More »
Published July 16, 2008
SunJet, the inkjet ink division of Sun Chemical, announced at drupa the development of ink chemistry designed to support and deliver conductive films using nano-particles of silver.      SunJet is a leader in the development of inkj… Read More »
Published July 16, 2008
Faced with continued increases in raw materials and operating costs, Sun Chemical will increase prices by 12 percent for publication inks effective July 1, 2008.       “Crude oil prices have made an unprecedented rise ove… Read More »
Published July 16, 2008
SunJet, the inkjet ink division of Sun Chemical, announced at drupa the development of new and novel ink chemistry specifically designed for curing under exposure to UV light from LED sources. In laboratory tests, line speeds in single pass applicati… Read More »
Published July 11, 2008
Sun Chemical announces price increases. Read More »
The Inkjet Ink Report
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published July 1, 2008
The growth of digital technologies was very much evident at drupa 2008, and inkjet ink manufacturers continue to find new growth opportunities. Read More »
CPMA
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published July 1, 2008
Color is a tremendously important aspect of our daily lives, and there are many challenges ahead for the pigment industry. Read More »
Latin American Ink Growth Tempered by U.S. Downturn
By Charles Thurston, Ink World Correspondent
Published July 1, 2008
There are good opportunities for growth in Latin America, notably in packaging, but ink manufacturers are keeping an eye on the U.S. economy. Read More »
Energy Efficiency, Sustainability are Key Topics at drupa 2008
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published July 1, 2008
With an eye toward the soaring cost of energy and the increasing interest in sustainability, exhibitors at drupa 2008 emphasized new technologies. Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published July 1, 2008
In June, I had the opportunity to attend drupa 2008, which I will cover in detail in the upcoming August issue. There were many new products to see throughout the printing chain, including among printing ink manufacturers.     However,… Read More »
Published June 10, 2008
Sun Chemical has signed a partnership contract with Fogra, the graphic technology research association based in Munich, Germany, to contribute to the association’s activities in the certification of offset print shops according to Process Stand… Read More »

Published June 9, 2008
NPIRI Elects Board of Directors for 2008-09 The National Printing Ink Research Institute (NPIRI) recently elected the following members to the Board of Directors: • Graham Battersby, representing Flint Group • Joe Cichon, INX Internati… Read More »
Published June 9, 2008
Sun Chemical announced that Label Makers has become the first UK customer to benefit from Sun Chemical’s Solaris Colorsat automatic ink mixing and dispensing system. The company has installed the machine to optimize its inventory control and in… Read More »
Published June 9, 2008
Sun Chemical partnered with Energy Sciences Inc (ESI), the world’s leading electron beam supplier, and Comexi Group, a global supplier of machines dedicated to the flexible packaging sector, to showcase the WetFlex flexographic printing technol… Read More »
NAPIM Convention Focuses On Growth, Innovation and Collaboration
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published June 5, 2008
For ink manufacturers, the relationship between suppliers and customers is critical. Ink manufacturers Joining Jeff Koppelman, fourth from left, this year’s Ault Award recipient, are past Ault Award honorees Michael Murphy, C… Read More »